The Dunlap House Historical

The Dunlap House Historical (HM1V1E)

Location: Macon, GA 31217 Bibb County
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N 32° 50.482', W 83° 36.127'

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Ocmulgee National Monument

In 1856, Samuel S. Dunlap constructed this house as part of his 400-acre cotton plantation. The plantation was operated by nineteen slaves who lived in three cabins. The Dunlap family also owned a home on High Street in the city of Macon. On July 30, 1864, the Dunlap house was occupied by Union troops during the Battle of Dunlap Hill, part of Stoneman's Raid. After the war, Captain Dunlap turned the plantation into a dairy farm.

Samuel and his wife, Mary, had seven children. The couple's oldest child, John Lee, died at age seven. After his death, the couple had five daughters, all of whom attended Wesleyan College. The Dunlap's last child was a son who they named Samuel Junior. The Dunlap children had no children of their own, so the Dunlap name did not carry on with their family. In 1902, Samuel S. Dunlap died at the age of 72 at his house on High Street. He is buried at Rose Hill Cemetery along with his family members.

In the late 1930's the house served as an office for the National Park Service staff. In 1940, the office was moved into the new administration building and the house was converted into the Superintendent's residence. In the early 1950's the house was remodeled to its present appearance. Today, the house is still used as residence for park staff, and is one of the oldest houses in Macon.
HM NumberHM1V1E
Placed By 2013 by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
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Date Added Friday, October 14th, 2016 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 256452 N 3636701
Decimal Degrees32.84136667, -83.60211667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 50.482', W 83° 36.127'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 50' 28.92" N, 83° 36' 7.62" W
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Area Code(s)478, 912
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Ocmulgee National Park Rd, Macon GA 31217, US
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